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on September 6th, 2019

Woman Dies Attempting to Follow Hit-and-Run Driver

A Georgia woman was struck and killed by oncoming traffic when she made a dangerous turn attempting to follow another vehicle. Her pursuit of the vehicle began when it rear-ended her and then fled the scene. The driver of the fleeing vehicle narrowly made the turn, avoiding a collision and evading arrest. The woman attempting…

on August 30th, 2019

The Importance of a Witness in a Personal Injury Claim

A simple accident can have a dramatic impact on your life and finances. If the insurance company or individual responsible does not offer you a fair settlement for your injuries, you may choose to take your case to trial. Witness statements will be essential in helping you establish credibility and prove the facts of your…

on August 23rd, 2019

Birth Gone Wrong: The Difference Between a Birth Injury and Defect

The birth of your baby should be a joyful time, but a birth injury or defect can change everything. About 3% of babies born in the United States each year suffer some kind of birth defect, which account for about 20% of infant deaths. Birth injuries, however, reportedly occur in fewer than 1% of births,…

on August 16th, 2019

What is Drowsy Driving?

If you have ever been driving and felt your eyes growing heavy, you have probably experienced drowsy driving. Warning signs of fatigue while driving include: Difficulty focusing Difficulty remembering the last few miles driven Rubbing eyes or frequent blinking Drifting out of your lane Becoming irritable or feeling the urge to move These signs are…

on August 9th, 2019

Rear End Collisions Can Lead to Serious Injuries

The average American spends just under an hour driving each day. While you may grow comfortable with your daily commute, the more time you spend on the road, the greater your chances are of being involved in an accident. With 27% of accidents resulting in non-fatal injuries, you should be aware of your risks and…

on July 26th, 2019

The Importance of Wearing Helmets When Cycling

The state law of Georgia requires that all bicycle riders under age 16 wear a helmet. The helmet used must meet the American National Standards Institute standards. Helmets sold at reputable bicycle shops will typically meet these standards, but helmets meeting standards will also be labeled clearly. A helmet reduces the risk of head injuries…

on July 19th, 2019

Receiving Medical Attention After an Accident

After any accident, particularly one involving your head or neck, it is important to seek medical attention, even if you do not believe that you are injured. This is because many injuries do not appear immediately, but could be detected and treated sooner with a doctor’s intervention. In particular, traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, can…

on July 12th, 2019

Dog Safety and Liability for Dog Bites

Even if you do not own a dog, you are likely to encounter one at a friend’s house, at the park, or even simply walking down your street. Dogs can be cute, lovable creatures, but approaching a strange dog is not wise. Instead, you should not approach any unfamiliar dog and, if you feel you…

on July 5th, 2019

Boating and Liability in Georgia

With more than 35 lakes and over 2,000 miles of coastline, summertime fun in Georgia often includes time spent on the water. When this fun is combined with alcohol or inexperienced boaters, it can prove dangerous. Be certain that you take precautions when you spend time on a boat with friends, including checking the weather…

on June 28th, 2019

Government Liability and Vehicle Accidents

After an accident with a government vehicle, you may fear that your expenses will go unpaid due to sovereign immunity. Sovereign immunity essentially means that government entities cannot be sued without their permission. Although the law is intended to protect the government from frivolous lawsuits, it can make it more difficult to file your legitimate…

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